The World’s Biggest Playdate At Home Edition is less than a week away! This Saturday, May 16th, thousands of families around the world are celebrating this global, virtual day of play in the comfort of their own homes. It’s not too late for your family to join the fun. Head over to our website to sign up and get tons of great downloadable activities. Oh, and make sure you enter our World’s Biggest Playdate Sweepstakes for a chance to win one of FIVE grand prizes featuring over $1,000 in Little Tikes Toys. Are you excited yet? We certainly are! Here’s everything you need to make your World’s Biggest Playdate event an awesome day of play
Schedule a Time to Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, or Chat With Your Family and Friends
This year’s World’s Biggest Playdate will be a little different as each family hosts their own event at home. That doesn’t mean you can’t see, chat, and play with your friends, family, and loved ones though. There are tons of fun activities and games (like Simon Says, Tic-Tac-Toe, or hosting a Silent Dance Party) that kids can do together from the comfort of their own homes.
Decorate Your House
There’s just something about decorating for a party that makes it a little bit more special. For the World’s Biggest Playdate, check out our free, downloadable decorations. You can put some bunting over your doorway, hang our banner on the walls, make your own photobooth with our picture frame and photo props, or even make these cute paper crowns for your kids to wear. You’re going to want to snap a bunch of photos to share on social media anyways, so make sure your kids and your house are looking their best!
Put Together Your Arts & Crafts Station
If your kids love to color, draw, paint, experiment, or do any number of fun (and sometimes messy) activities, make sure you set up a specific spot for them to create to their heart’s content during the World’s Biggest Playdate. We’ve got coloring pages, activity sheets, experiments, and more to keep your kids entertained!
Set Up a Game of Pin the Face on Cozy
Our fun, twist on this classic game is free to download and includes instructions. Just grab some tape (I think we’re all better off avoiding thumbtacks) and scissors, cut out the smile and eyes, hang up the frame, and you’re ready to play! We’ve got tons of other great downloadable activities for your kids to do too. Don’t forget to snap a few pictures while your kids are all dizzy!
Make Some Tasty Snacks
Our Pinterest page has some fun, easy recipes you and your kids can make together. Try making these adorable owl rice cakes, critter cruditÃ©s, or animal toast snacks with your kids as a tasty treat to keep them fueled up for more running, jumping, and playing during the World’s Biggest Playdate. If you’ve got your own kid-friendly recipes, be sure to share them with us on social media.
Jump on the Jump Challenge
Have you heard about the Jump Challenge? We’re encouraging kids around the world to get active and challenge their friends to hop in on the fun. Whether your kids are bouncing on an Easy Store™ 3ft-Trampoline, their Jump ‘n Slide Bouncer, or just the couch (okay, maybe not the couch), we want to see everybody jump!
Take a Family Selfie and Add One of Our GIFs
We love seeing all the photos of kids running, jumping, laughing, and playing that our fans share with us. That’s one reason why we put together a bunch of awesome new GIFs featuring Cozy CoupeÂ®, our kitchens, and more of your favorite toys. You can find them by searching “Little Tikes” in the GIF Stickers menu on Instagram or by visiting our brand page on Giphy. Don’t forget to follow and tag us @OfficialLittleTikes on Instagram, @LittleTikes everywhere else, using #WorldsBiggestPlaydate.
Go for a Ride in a Virtual Cozy Coupe
Our new Cozy Coupe filter lets your kids hop behind the wheel of their Cozy Coupe wherever they are. Check out our Facebook, Instagram, and SnapChat pages to see some awesome videos of kids cruising behind the wheel of their Cozy Coupe using our new filter and make your own. Make sure you follow our accounts and tag us in your video and we’ll share some of our favorites!
Put Together a Backyard Obstacle Course
If your kids never seem to run out of energy (let’s be honest, isn’t that all kids?), one great way to burn some off that energy is putting together an obstacle course for them to run around on during the World’s Biggest Playdate. Challenge your kids to jump on their Easy Store™ 3ft-Trampoline 50 times, slide down the slide of their Bobcat Ridge™ playset 10 times, push each other across your backyard in their Go Green!™ Cozy Truck™ with Trailer, and do anything else you can think of in under 30 minutes. This is the perfect time to get out all of your kids’ favorite active play toys and combine them into one ultimate obstacle course to play on.
There you go, now you’re all set to host your own World’s Biggest Playdate At Home Edition party! We’ve got all the toys, activities, games, decorations, and more that you need. Make sure you sign up for our World’s Biggest Playdate Sweepstakes for a chance to win one of FIVE grand prizes containing more than $1,000 worth of Little Tikes toys.
If you snap some pictures during your World’s Biggest Playdate At Home Edition party, don’t forget to follow and tag us when you post (@OfficialLittleTikes on Instagram, @LittleTikes everywhere else on social media, using #WorldsBiggestPlaydate)!
At Little Tikes, we don’t just make toys, we make play. Looking for more great active play ideas? Check out www.LittleTikes.com for all our latest play tips & tricks!